Brunswick East Facade & Balcony Rectification

Client Harrison St Owners Corporation c/o MIA Property
Location Brunswick East
Scope Of Work Project Management for the rectification of water ingress issues which were causing mould
Schedule 12months investigation and scoping, 10 months construction
Architect Nil

Project Detail

Predicted Cost: $2.2M + GST          Actual Cost: $1.7M + GST

Builder: Zoran Constructions     Completed: January 2018

The apartment complex in Harrison Street, East Brunswick is a four-story apartment building with a basement car park, constructed in 2000-2002 by developer Carlos Constructions. There are 29 private apartments and the building consists of pre-cast concrete wall panels, lightweight infill walls, concrete columns and post-tensioned slab construction with a metal deck roof to the top floor. The building was showing signs of livibility issues relating to water leaks through the façade, window and door units signifying significant issues with water ingress, mould and building cracking throughout the property.  SCS were engaged to develop an issue register to systematically document the issues, and analyse the issues from a whole building perspective.  This led to the development of a Scope of Works for the large scale rectification of these issues, while working together with the client to deliver the best solution on a tight budget.  The works required the replacement of balconies to all apartments to allow for installation of new hob detail created in conjunction with CSR Hebel. This led to creating effective turn ups to membranes, replacement of cement fibre sheet with Hebel Powerpanel and installation of sub-sills to window frames. Some owners chose to replace their existing windows with a double-glazed unit. The Owners Corporation were able to make their building water-tight and have a higher thermal performance. There were therefore a number of cost savings during the project that allowed the Owners Corporation to also undertake some improvements to Common Property.  SCS managed the tender process and oversaw the rectification works as a superintendent.

Key Scope aspects:

  • Systematic documentation of issues
  • Analysis of issues and development of scope
  • Project management of rectification works
  • Install sub-sills, hobs and replace cracking cement fibre sheet cladding for minimal budget

Scope of Works:

• Replacement and installation of new hobs
• Installation of new sub-sills and end-dams to existing window/door units
• Replacement of lightweight walls
• Replacement of waterproofing to balconies